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. thank you, mayor ed lee. also the ministry of the commerce of china, supported by the governor's office. thank you so much. the lieutenant governor is here of course. i would like to mention that we do have some honorable mentions in here. first of all, my boss, hon. ed lee. mayor of san francisco. i would like to add our first chinese mayor in san francisco. the vice minister of the ministry of commerce from beijing. [applause] welcome. next to my former boss, the hon. gavin newsom, lieutenant governor of california. the hon. counsel general of the people's republic of china. [applause] the minister of the embassy of the people's republic of china and the united states, based in washington, d.c.. and charlotte schultz, mr. mike rossi, senior adviser on jobs for governor brown. also officials from the delegation. the director-general of the department of foreign investment and administration. mr. wong shi. and mr. -- the commercial counselor of the department of corporation. and the director-general of the investment promotion agency of the ministry of commerce in china. we have more. t
governor. of course, the best for last. the hon. vice minister of commerce to the podium, please. [applause] >> lt. governor newsom, mayor lee, counsel general, ladies and gentlemen, good morning. it is a great pleasure for me to be here to attend this seminar, " organized -- let me give a special thanks to the previous speakers who gave very warm and remarkable remarks. i would like to give special thanks to the state government of california and the municipal government of san francisco. i think without your help, this forum for the seminar will not be realized. i also believe that through the seminar, with both sides, which will enhance our cooperation between our two sides. for many years, national corp. always is a dynamic factor -- cooperation is always a dynamic factor. and the economic and trade relations is also under way because of this dynamic factor. we believe that through all the -- this is becoming more important. china and the chinese government attaches great importance to national corp. and to state corporation and city corp. -- cooperation between the two countries. this
the leadership of the vice minister and of course in his capacity as not only the vice ministry of commerce, but also the china investment and promotion agencies and to the many companies are here in attendance, you represent that cross-section of companies from diverse backgrounds and discipline throughout the bay area. i want to welcome you here to this great seminar to wish you a great conversation and an intelligent one, and one that hopefully will discuss the many more ways that we can not only do business, but to work together to solve the world's problems. this is what happens here in san francisco. we cannot just talk about the problems. we will try to discover ways to solve them. this is, i think, the essence of why this ministry is here today. i want to also congratulate and thank the state of california for its investment in the bay area and in our city and to know that we want to and we wish to help lead this conversation and these discoveries with our friends in china. thank you and welcome back to the old gold mountain. thank you. [applause] >> thank you, mr. mayor. i would li
talked a long time ago for a "for a magazine" story. one of the things that you said is that commerce, in an of itself, is not the enemy. it is the backbone of civilization. >> to be against commerce is to be against your clothing. who would be against commerce? we just said we are living in a world that has been overly come modified. where everything has been turned into a commodity value. people do not have the identities. we are world full of brands and no identity. you can read your entire life -- you can do your business and go about in the world using your credit card and never really look anyone in the eye. a world in which things have been comodified, things that should never have been. you cannot put a price on love. you cannot put a price on things that make life meaningful. but this isn't a consumer culture. even though we know we cannot keep it up. if the chinese adopt our lifestyle, we are all goners, we know that. it is not the third world anymore, it is the developing world. well, they are developing and they want things, too. the 21st century will be about competing fo
of commerce of northern care of -- kawai and chamber of commerce of northern california, northern california chinese athletic association, national association of american professionals, national federation of independent business, national federation of filipino americans, the filipino chamber of commerce, around of applause for all of our community partners, please. that was a lot. [applause] >> i am so glad he had to do that. our next speaker is u.s. congressmen. he is representing the 15th congressional district of california in the u.s. house of representatives. in congress, he is a member of the powerful house appropriations and budget committee. share of the democratic caucuses, new media working group, house democratic senior went, and the original author of the equity and excellence commission now housed in the u.s. department of education. his district includes silicon valley, the birthplace of technology. mike has dedicated his life to public service and is lauded for his work on education, civil- rights national service, immigration, transportation, the environment, and high-tech
, academia, commerce, art, entertainment, and government. today, we must come together, not only in celebration, but an acknowledgment of the work that lies ahead. we understand that this is a global economy. the opportunities are ones that we can only surpassed if we come together. we can win the future if we dream together, if we work together. as a society, as an economy, the best is yet to comment. let me leave you with this last idea. every moment affords us an opportunity to change the world. let's seize that moment in each and every moment that succeeds that moment and let's do that together in celebration of our asian-pacific heritage and recognition of the great heritage as all the people that make up san francisco and california. we will truly honored this month, our heritage and our future. thank you very much. [applause] >> ok. all right. we have some competition on the stage right now. >> a couple of other people we need to thank. we have a bunch of co-hosts, the san francisco board of supervisors. a round of applause, please. [applause] our event shares and co-chair
and senior adviser of the traffic and transport division at the chamber of commerce, amsterdam. they are partners with businesses and public authorities to develop a robust and economically healthy region. they supervise a team of professionals in the port industries, barge, rail, and road transport. sounds like mta. the chamber of commerce amsterdam is known as an element of innovative approach to connectivity and mobility. he is strong and establishing unique partnership to create groundbreaking solutions. he started a task force formability management for employers and employees to reduce car trafficked by 10%. -- he started a task force for mobility management for employers and employees to reduce traffic by 10%. >> i will give you the perspective of the business community in amsterdam. athis is the region of amsterda. this is the inner city of amsterdam, and the rest of the city are the suburbs. the whole city, there are 2.2 million people, but the real city of amsterdam, there are less than 800,000, which i think is about the same as san francisco. i will also pass around
edwin lee, the hon. minister of the deputy of commerce, the consulate general of china in san francisco, the minister of the embassy of china in the u.s. [speaking foreign language] and the tenant governor newsome is mcclaren's -- lt. gov. newsom is joining us. [speaking foreign language] for the first year, the investment promotion energy and china sf to sign a memorandum of understanding. they are recycling the purchase contract. congratulations. [applause] [speaking foreign language] let's invite both to sign the letter of tintend for soybean purchase -- intent for soybean purchase. congratulations and thank you. [applause] [speaking foreign language] let's invite the china chamber of commerce and paramount. and blue diamond. the china chamber of commerce and blue diamond growers to sign the project on imports of all men's -- almonds. thank you. congratulations. [speaking foreign language] ladies and gentlemen, this is the end of the signing ceremony. congratulations to the organizations and companies and thanks to the distinguished leaders witnessing the ceremony. thank you very muc
of commerce in los angeles tomorrow it while romney is polling far behind the president, among hispanics that does not mean the republican nominee is without support. here's karen brown. >> reporter: carlos galvan has seen his customers buying habits change. >> if they came in twice a week for groceries, now they are coming in once a week. there are days where sales are pretty flat. >> reporter: galvan's family immigrated from mexico in 1961 and opened amapola deli outside of los angeles. it's now a chain of three supermarkets. >> it's been, you know, the american success story. >> reporter: it's also an american recession story. >> we've cut back on hiring. we try to make people do a little bit more. the word is uncertainty. >> reporter: what's on our mind or what's on my mind is the latino, is chraktly the same as on everybody else's mind. creating jobs and the economy. >> reporter: nina vaca started pinnacle a dallas-based company in her living room and now employ --,000 people and chairs the u.s. hispanic chamber of commerce which will hear mitt romney speak tomorrow. >> it's the gov
with the department of commerce. looking at those things that are important. you will not have citizens if you do not have the economics and businesses. how will you protect small businesses? we have folks here from the small business administration. it is key to get to know these peoplm. meanwhile -- mingle and get to know the people in this room to start the interaction. the great work we haveç had wih the department of commerce and economic developmentç, standing up and taking charge. this isç something when i cameo the federal government three years ago, i did not see exist the commitment with these agencies to go forward and taken over. fema would haveç taken itç ovn a coordinatingç role, but we do not have to because these next folks are doing it. get to know theseç people. çit may be something smaller. it ]a6 not be a disaster declared by the federal government, but you may be able to do something to work with them. health and social servicesç, çesmerçelda perrera. çhealth and human services stod up the whole office. sheç has byron and other staff with her. çwo
, african-american chamber of commerce, the hispanic chamber of commerce, the mexican contractors, and the list goes on and on. we meet on a regular basis and they advise me on ways of increasing utilization of the small businesses, disadvantaged businesses, and disadvantaged -- disabled veterans enterprise businesses. as you can see, if you can look at our statewide small business council, which covers the entire estate, a number of our council members are actually included in this statewide, including fred jordan, which i'm sure most of you know. he is a good friend. he's certainly the most recognized figure in the state advocating for increased participation of underrepresented and disadvantaged businesses, and we are grateful and lucky to have him committed to our council. with the state of the state and the state of our nation and the fiscal condition, we're all asked to do more with less. we're all asked to do -- with less employees, with less resources. one of the employees that you should know, which is -- i put the contact information there, is my liaison for our small bu
. congratulations and thank you. [applause] [speaking foreign language] let's invite the china chamber of commerce and paramount. and blue diamond. the china chamber of commerce and blue diamond growers to sign the project on imports of all men's -- almonds. thank you. congratulations. [speaking foreign language] ladies and gentlemen, this is the end of the signing ceremony. congratulations to the organizations and companies and thanks to the distinguished leaders witnessing the ceremony. thank you very much. >> hi. ok, thank you for joining us today. my name is malia cohen. i represent the southeastern neighborhood, affectionately known as district 10. i am very pleased everyone is here today. thank you for hosting us today and opening up your wonderful sanctuary. where are you? there you are. thank you very much. i appreciate that. i'd like to introduce mayor lee, who will talk to us about some of the proposals we will be presenting to you today to address some of the public safety challenges we have recently been experiencing in the southeastern part of the city. thank you very much, mayor. may
, the carvings, it represents commerce, navigation, all of the things that san francisco is famous for. >> the wood you see in the board of supervisor's chambers is oak and all hand carved on site. interesting thing about the oak is there isn't anymore in the entire world. the floors in china was cleard and never replanted. if you look up at the seceiling you would believe that's hand kof carved out of wood and it is a cast plaster sealing and the only spanish design in an arts building. there are no records about how many people worked on this building. the workman who worked on this building did not all speak the same language. and what happened was the person working next to the other person respected a skill a skill that was so wonderful that we have this masterpiece to show the world today. >> welcome to "culturewire." today we are at recology. they are celebrate 20 years of one of the most incredibly unique artist residency programs. we are here to learn more from one of the resident artists. welcome to the show, deborah. tell us how this program began 20 years ago. >> the progr
of commerce and interview with telemundo he is expected to hold fund-raising events in utah texas and florida to be seen by some as worse a message in a tight presidential race african american clergy see no good candidate in the race for president won two is a mormon and the other back same-sex marriage. anne mackovic with more. >>> sunday at mount zion church in berkeley for some of that means time to talk politics >>> i don't make recommendations mai on a push to make sure the vote >>> and double a c p is sensing apathy >>> obama won over 95 percent of black voters expected to get an overwhelming majority again but cannot afford to lose much of the base. the president came out in support of same sex marriage. a touchy issue >>> yes it is his >>> mitt romney is mormon a religion that once barred men of african descent from priesthood. >>> for a politician i don't think their religious background or denomination i believe what they can do for the people and at that change in our nation that is what is important sherry >>> this is about rights r i g h t s >>> the president of the in a acp cam
things, that is great. if they pay money for these things, fine. we are not against commerce. in essence, when they do that, we see that as a gift to others. they are giving that to other people. they are dressing up the landscape. they are certainly not staying in their tent. but there is that notion. there have been fashion spreads in some magazines about that burner look. and but you will not see me in fluffy leggings. [laughter] that is fine for anyone that prefers them. i do not know. there are just a lot of people that do pay a lot of attention. i am one of them. i suppose, if you wanted to have that special, that look, you could spend a lot of money on it. >> i was going to ask you this, final question, but he may have answered it. what is your 60-second the idea to change the world? it sounds like it is get to the right gear. >> yeah. if you can just get the right gear, you can -- change the world? >> not change it in 60 seconds. >> i don't know. >> say how to change it. >> i don't know. >> for the better. >> just connect. just connect. >> all right. you have 54 seconds left.
with the chamber of commerce. goothere is someone at that desk now, a temporary person is that position is being filled, but the objection is to work with the event authorities on their contrasting needs, business to business needs, and seeing what we can do to fulfill those needs with our local and small businesses here in san francisco and also to work with the business community on what needs emotionally around america's cup. the one stock is open from 10:00 until 2:00, so if you are in that vicinity, please drop in. we have a staff member staffed there. 311 is staffed there as well, so we have city and a vent authority staff -- event authority staff to help fulfill needs. remember race days. i hope you are able to enjoy, take some time to watch the races. at the last meeting, jane gave you a presentation, so we will august 28 start doing some testing with clients and hope to have sometime in september, and i will keep you apprised of that. this grand jury did report on the arts commission. they have a program called the street artist program, and one requirement was that it be removed and th
, a professor of commerce and she was doing a study on the leadership -- and i was surprised to hear about this, there were looking to us for tips on how to revitalize small businesses, using tourism, and getting regional and local visitors. trying to find diversity to draw people in with small businesses and unique businesses, and she seemed pleased to get that information back to japan. and that is set. >> thank you. the next item? >> item 13 is general public comment. >> is there any general public comment? public comment is closed. >> item 14 is new business. is there any new business? the next item? item 15 is adjournment. >> do we have a motion to adjourn? >> i moved. >> i second. >> thank you. >> commissioners, the meeting is adjourned at 6:34 p.m.. announcer: b dreams and good grades aren't enough to get into college. there are actual steps you need to take. finding someone who can help is the first and most important. for the next steps, go to knowhow2go.org.
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